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As a student member of BDPA, one is afforded the opportunity to explore Computer Science (CS) career paths across all STEM (Science. Technology. Engineering. Math) discplines with our industry partners. Our programs include, but are not limited to, an annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC), an annual IT Showcase (ITSC), and online training via BDPA IT Institute for PMP or other certifications. As an industry professional, your membership provides unique access to established networks of IT and CS-STEM professionals and executives in Public, Private, and Academic sectors of your industry (such as Healthcare, Transportation, Energy, Finance, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Aerospace or Defense.) So reboot or start an exciting new journey with BDPA by selecting here to join and pre-registering for your next National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair.

  2009 Oracle Scholars  

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BDPA-DC HSCC Team Captains, Francisco Nunez and TurKenya Herring were among NBDPA's Oracle Scholarship finalists this year. BDPA student members and local HSCC teams from across America will meet during next year's annual National BDPA Technology Conference, Career Fair, and National HSCC in Chicago, IL from August 3 through August 6, 2011.



ITSMF | IT Senior Management Forum

BDPA's Executive Protégé Program Supports the mission of ITSMF to…
Fill the executive pipeline with the next generation of IT professionals and foster the continuing development of ITSMF members.

Supports the efforts of Protégés by…
Assisting in the development of individuals interested in attaining Senior and Executive level leadership positions in Information Technology

Program Overview

  • Mentoring by an ITSMF Member
  • Leader to Leader Programs (L2L)
  • Monthly conference calls hosted by Senior ITSMF members
  • Executive IT Symposiums
  • First Quarter ITSMF Symposium access
  • Protégé Development Forum
  • Annual Conference Workshops and Development Day with ITSMF
  • Alignment with the ITSMF Executive Leadership Development Initiative
  • Use of DiSC® Behavioral Assessments
  • Executive Coaching Component
  • Cultivate C-Level (CTO, CIO, COO, and CxO) relationships

Protégé Characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Eager learner
  • Good performance track record
  • Ambitious
  • Goal-oriented
  • Motivated to take responsibility for self-directed growth
  • Actively seeking development opportunities
  • Receptive to constructive feedback and mentoring
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform in more than one skill area
  • Has a record of seeking challenging assignments and new responsibilities
  • Has capability to perform at two or more levels above their present position

Protege Criteria
  • Pursuit of an executive leadership position in IT within a business entity or IT enterprise
  • Successful track record as a business leader having received the minimum level of first line manager
  • Recommendation by an ITSMF member, ITSMF Corporate Partner or Protégé Channel organization
  • Sponsorship by an executive within protégé’s professional chain of command
  • Discussion of intent with immediate management
  • Identification by sponsor and management as having high potential (the candidate could anticipate promotion at least two levels above his or her present position)
  • Commitment to completing program component

For more information, please contact BDPA's ITSMF Channel Partner Coordinator at:

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